Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


593

Forb
Winter annual/Biennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it on roadsides, woodlands, streambanks, fields, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White to pink
Bisexual
4 petals
8 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Indehiscent capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Myrtales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Oenothera gaura   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gaura biennis   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 137-04-004:
Gaura biennis   FAMILY Onagraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Biennial Gaura, Northeastern Gaura, Morning Honeysuckle